I’ve got some pretty big news today.
At least for me it´s big.
Incidentally though, if you like my writing it might be for you as well.
I’m going full time.
Yes, that’s right, I’ve decided to quit the day job, with its steady pay and benefits, in order to make a living off of my writing.
Some may say I´m taking a huge risk here, but then again, what would ever have been accomplished without taking risks? It is not as if I´m jumping blindly, and I might have taken this chance before had it not been for my responsibilities. I´m not going to go into lots of detail on this, but let´s just say for the last six months my income from writing has surpassed the income from the day job, with good margin. And now the main benefit of going full time, aside from being able to pursue my dream, is that I´ll free up a lot of time. That means more time for writing, and hence, faster publication.
I´m freeing up a huge chunk of time here, which means more books, faster! 🙂
I still have a few more weeks to go before I´m leaving the day job for good, but the decision has been made, and I´ve given notice at work.
So there it is. From my first published words in late 2011, it´s been almost four years of ups and downs, from a handful of sales (presumably to friends and family) that first year, to reaching the Amazon top 100 paid list for a few days last year, various genre bestseller lists every now and then (and actually reaching no. 1 on several of them from time to time), and landing an audio deal with Podium Publishing this year.
It´s been an exciting journey so far, yet somehow it feels like I´m just getting started.
I´m going full time now.
And it feels good!